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How Many Championship Rings Does Ben Roethlisberger Have?

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Published August 22, 2023
8 min read

Drafted 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, featuring other legendary quarterbacks in Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger was a bit overlooked compared to them coming out of Miami of Ohio University, a MAC school. Today, he’s tied with Manning with two Super Bowl rings. 

Despite getting drafted after Manning and Rivers, Roethlisberger landed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team more ready to win than the Giants and Chargers. Roethlisberger helped them get over that hump.

Roethlisberger retired after the 2021 season and played his entire career with the Steelers.

Now 41, we’ll look back at Roethlisberger’s accomplishments, focusing on his Super Bowl and Conference Championship wins.

Ben Roethlisbergers NFL Championship Rings

2005-06: Pittsburgh Steelers

Starting 13 games in his rookie season, going 13-0, Roethlisberger proved he was more than ready for the NFL. 

In 2005, he started 12 games, going 9-3 and throwing for 17 touchdowns. 

In his rookie season, Roethlisberger made it to the AFC Championship game but was halted by the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots. 

This time, the Steelers beat the Broncos before heading to Super Bowl Xl by a 34-17 margin. 

The Steelers played the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and won 21-10. 

Unfortunately for Roethlisberger, he didn’t do too much to help lead them to victory outside of a rushing touchdown.

He completed just 9-of-21 passes for 123 yards and threw two interceptions. Outside of his rushing touchdown, the other scores came on a 75-yard rush by Willie Parker and a trick play involving Antwaan Randle El, someone with quarterback experience from college, on a pass to Hines Ward. 

Still, the second-year man got his first-ever Super Bowl title. 

2008-09: Pittsburgh Steelers

While the first Super Bowl win wasn’t a performance Roethlisberger was likely proud of, he did much better at this second crack, beating the Arizona Cardinals and Kurt Warner 27-23. Here, Roethlisberger completed 21-of-30 passes for 256 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. 

Thankfully, the Steelers had the infamous 100-yard pick-six by linebacker James Harrison to give them a 17-7 lead, a score they proved to need after winning by just four.

However, with 35 seconds to go in the game, the Steelers were down 23-20 before Roethlisberger delivered perhaps one of the best throws of his career to wide receiver Santonio Holmes who had one of the best catches you’ll ever see. This throw-and-catch cemented Roethlisberger’s second Super Bowl victory. 

Comparing Roethlisberger’s Rings to the Winningest Players in NFL History

With two rings under his belt, Roethlisberger certainly has a lot to be proud of, but several players have the same or more than him. 

As you’ll see below, several NFL legends have four or more victories, headlined by Brady’s seven rings. 

Nonetheless, you can see where Roethlisberger stands based on the table below. 

PlayerNo. of RingsYears WonTeams Won With

Tom Brady

7

2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021

New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Charles Haley

5

1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996

San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

Ted Hendricks

4

1971, 1977, 1981, 1984

Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders

Marv Fleming

4

1967, 1968, 1973, 1974

Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins

Matt Millen

4

1981, 1984, 1990, 1991

Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

Bill Romanowski

4

1989, 1990, 1998, 1999

San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos

Adam Vinatieri

4

2002, 2004, 2005, 2007

New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts

Joe Montana

4

1982, 1985, 1989, 1990

San Francisco 49ers

Keena Turner

4

1982, 1985, 1989, 1990

San Francisco 49ers

Eric Wright

4

1982, 1985, 1989, 1990

San Francisco 49ers

NFL Conference Championship Appearances Compared to NFL Legends

While Roethlisberger has just two Super Bowl wins in three appearances, he has appeared in five AFC Championship Games, which is enough to put him up amongst the most in NFL history. 

You can compare his success to others below. 

PlayerFinals AppearancesWinning PercentageYears Appeared in FinalsTeams Appeared With

Tom Brady

14

.714

2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Steve Young

7

.429

1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998

San Francisco 49ers

Joe Montana

7

.571

1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994

San Francisco 49ers

Roger Staubach

7

.714

1971, 1972 (2 appearances same year), 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979

Dallas Cowboys

John Elway

6

.833

1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998, 1999

Denver Broncos

Terry Bradshaw

6

.667

1972, 1974, 1976 (2 appearances same year), 1979, 1980

Pittsburgh Steelers

Aaron Rodgers

5

.200

2008, 2011, 2015, 5017, 2020, 2021

Green Bay Packers

Patrick Mahomes

5

.600

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs

Peyton Manning

5

.800

2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016

Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

Donovan McNabb

5

.200

2002, 20223, 2004, 2005, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles

Brett Favre

5

.400

1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2010

Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

While five is undoubtedly an impressive feat, two active players, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, are tied with him. Roethlisberger’s lone Super Bowl loss came against Rodgers and the Packers in Super Bowl XLV. 

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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